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Lost & Found / Re: Lost BD Cold Forge Jacket below Still in Saigon
« Last post by Admin Al on June 16, 2018, 08:07:05 pm »
bummer... amazing that you couldn't see it.
Partner Exchange / Re: North Conway area partners
« Last post by Graver on June 14, 2018, 04:21:10 pm »
I’m in Bartlett on & off thruout the year and always looking for partners, especially on weekdays. Sounds like our climbing levels are very similar. Here thru this weekend and then back mid / late JUL.
Lost & Found / Lost BD Cold Forge Jacket below Still in Saigon
« Last post by jfp on June 12, 2018, 10:04:51 pm »
My packed-up blue BD cold forge jacket rolled down the hill from the base of the route on Saturday 6/9. Contact me with a pm if by chance you have found it. Thanks
Bridge Rehabilitation And Rock Scaling On US 302 In Crawford Notch
Work On Pipe Carrying Saco River Headwaters Will Impact Traffic and Parking

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that work is scheduled to begin in mid-April on the rehabilitation of a bridge that carries the headwaters of the Saco River under US Route 302 in Crawford Notch in the towns of Carroll and Harts Location. This bridge is a large culvert, with its inlet located in the White Mountain National Forest and its outlet located in Crawford Notch.

Work on the 950-foot long metal plate arch culvert will involve constructing corrugated metal plate liners inside one section of the pipe, and a geopolymer mortar lining inside another section of the pipe.

Initial project work will also involve rock scaling and bolting along the east side of US Route 302.

This project will require the closure of the northbound lane of US Route 302 during the rock scaling operations, with alternating one-way traffic during the spring and occasional daytime lane closures in the summer months. The project will restrict parking just south of the AMC Highland Center often used by hikers looking to access nearly trails in the White Mountains. Those seeking to access these trail routes are encouraged to carpool, or seek alternative parking or hiking locations.
General Climbing / Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on June 05, 2018, 09:26:58 pm »
I drove by twice on Sunday and posted some video on my IG... wish I had more time to stop for some better pics but from what I could see I don't think EHG will be much altered except maybe being even "cleaner" if that is possible.. no tree on on the left and right variations anymore... the whole place has been scraped of any vegetation. This will make that cool little hidden stout gully to the right of EHG much more visible. I'm really curious about how this area will look come late December... I wouldn't be too nervous about it at this point... might actually make for some great climbing...
General Climbing / Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Last post by rpdoucette on June 04, 2018, 08:44:19 pm »
Can someone define "rock scaling" for me. They've taken down trees and plucked rocks from that whole side of The road.  It's ok now but maybe they are prepping for blasting?
Not sure when the clifftop anchors were installed at Elephant Head, but it is an improvement.
General Climbing / Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Last post by Smear on May 27, 2018, 05:33:53 pm »
I just drove by there and it looks like they will be removing quite a bit of the rock on that side.
General Climbing / Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Last post by on May 26, 2018, 04:30:58 pm »
Interesting. Yeah maybe something new will form like at rumney when they did that blasting.
General Climbing / Re: Elephant Head Gully May Be No More
« Last post by markvnh on May 26, 2018, 08:49:10 am »
...I’m gonna be optimistic here and just hope the climb gets even better! We’ll know next ice season! First ascent potential...
« Last post by Admin Al on May 25, 2018, 09:07:54 am »
From NH Audubon Biologist Chris Martin:


Cathedral Ledge (north end only, right of Remission”) in Bartlett, NH
    (Note: this posting begins on 5/25)
Eagle Cliff (south end of mountain) in Franconia, NH
Frankenstein Cliff (front cliff only) in Harts Location, NH
Holts Ledge in Lyme, NH
Painted Walls in Albany, NH
Rumney Rocks (Summit Cliff and nearby) in Rumney, NH
Woodchuck Ledge (right half of cliff) in Albany, NH
    (Note: this posting begins on 5/25)
Peregrines are present at a number of additional cliffs where no closures have been posted because recreational use is minimal. 
If you encounter aggressive falcons during a climb at any NH site climbers are advised to alter plans, and report the incident. 
All areas will be reopened by August 1.
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